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Drug cartel leader Hector Beltran Leyva arrested in Mexico
Drug cartel leader Hector Beltran Leyva arrested in Mexico

Hector Beltran Leyva, remaining kingpin of a once-powerful and increasingly troublesome family-run drug cartel, was captured Wednesday in central Mexico, authorities announced. Beltran Leyva was taken into custody by army forces “without a shot fired” as he dined in a seafood restaurant in the popular tourist town of San Miguel de Allende, said Tomas Zeron, head of the criminal investigations agency of the federal attorney general’s office. The town, in Guanajuato state, is a magnet for American and Canadian expatriates. Several tests were conducted to confirm his identity, Zeron said at a news conference, adding that the fugitive trafficker was tracked as the result of...

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